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Economic Roots of Violence

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.16.2016 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

When it comes to why we're beginning to see some of the unrest that led up to the presidential election of 1968, including the racial violence we're n...

How One California City Pays Its Most Violent Offenders To Stay Out Of Trouble

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.04.2015 | Crime

As Baltimore, already in the national spotlight over the police killing of Freddie Gray, endured its deadliest month in almost 40 years, the search fo...

Jason Linkins

Everybody Chill: There's No Ferguson-Inspired 'New Nationwide Crime Wave' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

If you were paying attention to the news Monday, you might have heard something about how a violent crime wave has swept across these United States, o...

9 Cities Where Crime Is Soaring

24/7 Wall St. | Thomas C. Frohlich & Alexander Kent | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business

The United States is becoming safer, with crime levels dropping nearly every year. Between 1991 and 2013, the U.S. violent crime rate has fallen by nearly 52%.

Guns: Helping Crime or Helping Crime Prevention?

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

On Monday night last week, when the U.S. House Of Representatives voted to raise the debt ceiling, for a moment, Democrats and Republicans wholehearte...

Who is # 30?

Mari Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mari Gallagher

As other competing stories unfold - the Olympic visit, parking meter revolts, government bailouts - the 30th CPS student to die from violence is a bit below the radar.

Get Well Soon: To Brian and Everyone Else Harmed by Stupid and Impulsive Crimes

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

Brian Beutler, the talented journalist and blogger, has been shot and wounded in a botched mugging, another pointless act of violence.